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West Virginia

Contact Information

Section Name:
West Virginia
Contact:
Dan Ringer K8WV
Daytime Phone:
304-292-1999
Evening Phone:
304-292-1999
Email:
k8wv@arrl.org

Basic Information

Division:
Roanoke
Description:

SECTION MANAGER REPORT
December 31, 2021
Dan Ringer, K8WV
West Virginia Section Manager

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** WELCOME TO OUR NEW (RETURNING) ROANOKE DIVISION DIRECTOR JIM BOEHNER, N2ZZ
Dr. Jim Boehner, N2ZZ@ARRL.ORG,  previously served as our Division Director.  His term begins at noon, January 1. Welcome back, Jim!

**  NEW WEST VIRGINIA HAMS!
As of December 20, 2021

Rex G Spurlock, KE8TKQ, Saint Albans, WV 25177-3376
Lucas D Givens, KE8TJG, Charleston, WV 25314-1972
Mathew B Turley, KE8TJF, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425-3577
Jeremy B Litchfield, KE8TKR, Point Pleasant, WV 25550-1932
George E Angus, KE8THI, Huntington, WV 25705-4139
Charles E Chandler, KE8THP, Daniels, WV 25832-9503
Deives D Collins, KE8TJL, Buckhannon, WV 26201-1018
John W Hanna, KE8TFS, Elkins, WV 26241-3238
Dustin J Casto, KE8TJK, Elkins, WV 26241-3266
Adam L Ensminger, KE8TJC, Morgantown, WV 26505-2089
Joseph F Wilkins, KE8TJD, Morgantown, WV 26505-4769
A Hasith E Perera, KE8TJE, Morgantown, WV 26505-7512
William J Ambrose, KE8TFV Augusta, WV 26704-1509
Norman Ingram, KE8THV, Moorefield, WV 26836-8477

Congratulations! Welcome to the greatest hobby on Earth!!
And congratulations, too, to the VE’s who made these exam sessions possible!
CLUB PRESIDENTS: See someone above from your county? Invite them to a
club meeting! Get them on the air and involved! (Addresses can be found
at http://www.arrl.org/fcc/search)


**  HELP WANTED:
Unfortunately, WV hams have been seriously restricted in our ability to engage in public service events this past year, or to do much other than operate. So, it’s more important than ever to let people know what we do to be ready to respond when help is needed!  The positions of Public Information Officers and Emergency Coordinators are designed to fill these needs. Please consider volunteering!

PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICERS
Each ARRL affiliated club should have a designated Public Information Officer (PIO)! Basically, the PIO is the club public relations officer, and is nominated by their club and appointed by the Section Manager. You can read the official position description at http://www.arrl.org/public-information-officer.  
EVERY CLUB NEEDS ONE!  Contact k8wv@arrl.org.

EMERGENCY COORDINATORS
We have several openings for Emergency Coordinators. Ideally, we would have one in each county. It is a serious position. You can read about it here: http://www.arrl.org/emergency-coordinator

Basic requirements: Technician-class license or higher; full ARRL membership, and achievement of Level 3 qualifications. (Must, within the period of 1 year, from the issuance of this document or appointment as EC, whichever comes later, or such further time period as authorized by the SM, complete all of the requirements for Level 3 qualification.)

In addition to the basic requirements it is important that an EC make a good impression when dealing with governmental officials, have excellent speaking and writing skills, work well with others as both a leader and a follower, and make monthly, timely reports to the SEC. Contact n8oyy@arrl.net.


**  CLUBS!
Are you looking for a club? Contact Spence Graham, WT8WV@arrl.net. He’s the Section Affiliated Club Coordinator (ACC). He’ll hook you up an ARRL Affiliated club or clubs close to you. You can also go to the West Virginia State Amateur Radio Council(WVSARC)website  https://www.qsl.net/wvsarc/ and check "Club Contact for new members." It lists some clubs that are not ARRL Affiliated.
If there isn’t a club near you, and you’d like to start one, we can help with that. Don’t know how to organize a club? We can help with that, too! Contact K8WV@arrl.org.


**  CLUB PROGRAM?
If you’re planning your club’s program schedule, and would like to have a WV Section ARRL Official present a program, send a request with the necessary date/time information to K8WV@arrl.org. We’ll get something set up! Want to do it by Zoom? We can schedule that for you!


**  SECTION CABINET
No one person can coordinate all the activities involved with the West Virginia Section. Here are the volunteers who make it happen, with the assistance of many others.

Section Manager               
Dan Ringer. K8WV

Affiliated Club Coordinator (ACC)        
Spencer Graham, WT8WV
    
Assistant Section Manager (ASM)       
Jane Hardy, WV8JH
Mark Charles Kraham, W8CMK
Michael E. Maxson, W8SI

Public Information Coordinator (PIC)                      
Cory Sickles, WA3UVV
    
Section Emergency Coordinator (SEC)       
Ed Messenger, N8OYY
    
State Government Liaison (SGL)           
Nathan Burdette, WV8NAB
    
Section Traffic Manager (STM)           
Kenneth D. Caplinger, WV8KDC

Section Youth Coordinator           
William W. Stewart Sr, W2BSA

Technical Coordinator (TC)           
Randy Crowe, N8OZY

You can contact any of the cabinet members by email to <callsign>@arrl.net.

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ARRL West Virginia Section
Section Manager: Dan Ringer, K8WV
k8wv@arrl.org
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West Virginia Officials